Brunnera

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    Plant It and Forget It

    As a garden designer and nurserywoman, I am always scouting for uncommon plants that have a long season of interest and are not fussy to care for. I like plants…

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    How to Make More Space in the Garden

    At the time, buying a house seemed like such a grown-up thing. But the allure of having a garden was too powerful to ignore. So after years of renting places…

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    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic   1. ‘Jack Frost’ Brunnera   Name: Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist,…

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    Beautiful Tulip Varities You Should Grow

    Bulbs are always an afterthought in my garden. I really don’t have any excuse for this, other than by the time fall rolls around and it’s time to plant those…

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    Drought-Tolerant Containers

    Plants in containers will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to water. Without the insulating earth to protect them, their roots can dry out quickly in summer heat.…

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    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Northwest

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

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    Tough-as-Nails Perennials

    I find it hard to leave any nursery without at least a few new purchases. I am often enthralled by some hot new perennial with a flashy tag that is…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This With That—Northeast

    1. Golden winter hazel Name: Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5–8 Size: 6 feet tall and up to 8 feet wide; slower growing than the species Conditions: Bright shade…

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    A Woodland Garden Design

    In 1989, after 13 years of marriage, my husband, Bud, and I ventured back to my hometown with our family of four. A beautiful piece of property awaited us: a…

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    Guide to Growing Brunnera

    Good ol’ brunnera, with its cheery forget-me-not–like flowers, is experiencing a renaissance, of sorts—captivating gardeners in recent years with a bevy of new varieties that have incredibly colorful foliage. I…